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snowdrift

a bank of deep snow driven together by the wind

snowdrift

[′snō‚drift]
(hydrology)
Snow deposited on the lee of obstacles, lodged in irregularities of a surface, or collected in heaps by eddies in the wind.
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In southeast Wyoming, conditions were worse north and east of Cheyenne with blizzard conditions creating poor visibility and large snowdrifts. However, there were also several areas in Albany and Carbon that were bad, too.
Somerset was also hit, with deep snowdrifts near Shepton Mallet.
Diggers were drafted in to clear the C10 Carron Valley road as Trossachs Search and Rescue volunteers trekked through snowdrifts five feet deep to deliver emergency supplies to stranded locals there.
Fuel, in those days, coal, the main driver of industry and the railways, was in short supply because access to the mines was blocked by snowdrifts. Thankfully the army turned out in force and cleared the main roads.
"The biggest losses we suffered four years ago resulted from the huge snowdrifts that encroached 20ft into the fields," he said.
"While the snow itself has now subsided, the high winds have caused substantial snowdrifts around the Macclesfield and Congleton areas and road conditions are treacherous in places.
People abandoned their cars, cyclists trudged through snowdrifts dragging their bikes and walkers shielded their faces from the swirling snow.
He would fall asleep in the snowdrifts, it's a wonder that he survived.
Belgrade, Rabi'II 1, 1435, Feb 1, 2014, SPA -- Serbia closed a major border crossing with Hungary Saturday as gale force winds and snowdrifts blocked roads, according to dpa.
It will be snowing on November 20-21, wet snow on wires and trees, packed snow on roads, ice ground, snowdrifts are expected.
A ONE-eyed cat walked five miles home through snowdrifts over 10 days after escaping from a vets.